Frequently asked questions

What does POI stand for?

POI is just the acronym for "Points Of Interest". This refers to the different vulnerabilities and information that arctil has managed to gather from your target.

How do I tell if I'm running the latest version of arctil?

Just look in the "help" menu at the top of the application window, then select "check for updates". Additionally, you can also visit this link.

How much does arctil cost?

Nothing! Arctil is 100% free.

Arctil says it's found a vulnerability what should I do now?

Arctil will inform you of the vulnerability and the page it's located on. With this information, you should be able to inform the webmaster or take the relevant steps to patch the issue.

What operating systems does arctil work on?

Currently, arctil runs both Windows and Linux-based operating systems. We're working on adding more in the future.

Where are report files saved to?

When you initially run arctil it will download and save a number of config files in "Documents/arctil/". Within this location, you will find a "reports/" directory. This is where all report files are stored.

Where are files exported to?

For report files, arctil creates a directory inside the "Documents/arctil/" location called "exports/". Any exported results can be found here inside a JSON file.

Does arctil support plugins?

Unfortunately, arctil does not currently support plugins.

How can I hide certain file types from arctil?

If you would like to block a specific file type from the arctil web crawler navigate to the arctil directory and add the file extension into the "excluded_extentions.txt" file. All files with this extension will no longer be included in your scan.

What are scanning profile's?

Scanning profiles are built-in scan settings which allow you to start your scans faster without having to set any scan preferences. You can learn more by visiting Scanning Profiles.

Does arctil support multiple languages?

We're pleased to say that since the release of version 2.1.1 arctil application does support multiple languages. We're hoping to have the website catch up soon with this feature. You can find out more by taking a look at this help article. Please note, although the arctil application does support multiple languages any data which is generated via configuration files will be in English. Should you wish to make a point of needing a configuration file in an alternative language then please head on over to the community forum.

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